Payroll, HR, and benefits management software by Gusto
Gusto is an all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits software solution used by over 100,000 small businesses. The software lets you seamlessly run payroll, manage insurance benefits & retirement contributions, track time & PTO, and manage employee schedules in one place.
We recently switched to Gusto for payroll and 401k.
ADP onboarding: 30+ hours. 20+ phone calls. Gusto onboarding: 20 minutes. 2 phone calls.
They’re about the same price. But Gusto has already saved me 29.5 hours of time. Thank you Gusto for being user-friendly.
There are a lot of tools in Gusto that have been super helpful.
I like the onboarding feature which I think is in a more advanced version than their base level.
Some of the Gusto options may not be as cost effective as going out and doing it on your own, so you’ll have to weigh the cost benefits.
I switched over to Gusto because of their automated recruiting system where you don’t have to collect paperwork. All you do is click add employee, and there is basic details you need to fill in. It’s great to not have to chase people down for paperwork and deal with administrative tasks.
One con is that my last payroll company we would have our payroll go out on a Friday and we could still submit our payroll by Thursday at 4PM. With Gusto, they make you submit payroll on Monday. Which created a rush for getting our payroll submitted Monday and Monday’s are usually busy for us. The money also comes out on Tuesday, which for cash flow purposes hurt, as we get all of our cash in on Thursdays, so we had to reorganize things. It set our cashflow back on week and was definitely a drawback.
A drawback of time off requests is that employees will still get paid for requested days off even if they do not have any PTO saved up. There is no option to request “unpaid” time off. This can be tricky when you have employees that do not have any PTO but still need a day off and will force you to adjust payroll accordingly.